Meet the

OFFICERS

Rebecca Della Croce

President

The President serves as the liaison between nationals, regionals, the faculty advisor, and the SWE advisor. The President is the main point of contact for the Center for Diversity in Engineering (CDE) , the Engineering School, University-wide clubs, and employers. The President creates the agenda for SWE exec meetings and coordinates announcements for general body meetings. She drafts and oversees the SWEekly, the weekly newsletter for SWE at UVA, and ensures that every position is carrying out their responsibilities, offering suggestions for improvement when necessary.

Rebecca is a third year Biomedical Engineering student from Hillsborough, New Jersey. She hopes to go on to medical school and work as a pediatric oncologist. Besides SWE, she enjoys participating in University Dance Club and research in the biomedical engineering department. She also enjoys running, cooking, and spending time with friends in her spare time.

Taylor Donches

Vice President of Administration - VPA

The VPA serves as second in command to the president and handles logistical items associated with events. The VPA supervises the Event Planning team and organizes SWE at UVA presense at both the SWE National and Regional conferences. Additionally, the VPA also heads graduate/undergraduate student mentorship within SWE at UVA.

 

Taylor is a second year biomedical engineering student from Purcellville, Virginia. In addition to SWE, she is a member of C-Ville Solar Project Implement team, Engineering Student Council Service and Outreach team, and Pi Beta Phi sorority. Her other interests include baking, reading, and exploring nature. Taylor hopes to work with and for people to provide the safest and most meaningful healthcare.

Lily Stiles

Vice President of Outreach - VPO

The VPO serves as second in command to the president and coordinates outreach activities at a high level through contacting sponsors and overseeing outreach chairs. The VPO is the person of contact for new outreach opportunities external to SWE and acts as a liason for those interested in volunteering and those seeking volunteers. The VOP oversees grant proposals and monitors outreach activity success and growth.

 

Lily is a third year systems engineering and math double major from Warrenton, Virginia. In addition to SWE, she is a member of the Virginia Alpine Ski and Snowboarding Team, volunteers at a local elementary school through Madison House, ULink Peer Advising, and is a sister of Alpha Omega Epsilon. In her free time, she loves attending UVA sporting events, cooking, and playing with dogs.

Katy Fogarty

Corporate Relations Chair

The Corporate Relations Chair is the face of SWE in terms of networking with employers and companies. The Corporate Relations Chair maintains long-term relationships with corporate sponsors, in addition to coordinating and managing events that connect companies to students. The Corporate Relations Chair is responsible for planning events which cater to the diverse interests and majors of SWE members. She reaches out to the Career Development Office and Engineering School to publicize corporate events to non-SWE members.

Erin Hensien

Graduate Relations Chair

The Graduate Relations Chair is the liaison between SWE and GradSWE. Her responsibilities include coordinating sessions with graduate school recuitors, organizing application workshops, and overseeing the graduate/undergraduate student mentorship program within SWE.

Erin is a second year systems engineering major from Charlottesville, Virginia. She enjoys working with younger students and has helped organize educational camps, worked with tutoring groups, and spent a semester researching Pre-K education with a group of her peers. She hopes to be able to pursue this passion further in her post-grad life. In her free time she enjoys swimming, crafting, and almost anything outdoors!

Marissa Marine

Treasurer

The Treasurer handles the monetary aspects of the organization and is responsible for the SWE budget and bank account, writing reimbursement checks, and applying for university funding. The Treasurer is also responsible for approving spending based on money available to the organization and on the drafted budget for the school year. Drafts the budget for each semester and goes through the appropriations process for Student Council. The Treasurer is also responsible for filing an annual financial report for SWE National.

Marissa is a second year biomedical engineering major from Commack, New York. She is also a member of Best Buddies and Engineering Student Council. She enjoys traveling, going to the beach, playing soccer, and watching movies. 

Aubrey Winger

Secretary

Secretary manages administrative duties for SWE at UVA. The Secretary manages the internal SWE listserv, monitors national membership, and is responsible for managing alumni relations and maintaining SWE alumni contact information. The Secretary's overarching goal is to keep the executive board organized and running efficiently, and she aids in planning and running most events.

Aubrey is a second year biomedical engineering major from Purcellville Virginia. She loves actively contributing to the UVA community, primarily through volunteering through Madison House, acting as a ULink peer advisor, serving on the executive board for Women in STEM, and editing for the Oculus, an undergraduate research journal. She strives to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for all on grounds. In her free time, she loves to play trombone with the Cavalier Marching Band and attend as many basketball games as she can!

Eve Costanzo

Treasurer

The Fundraising Chair manages the selling of SWE merchandise at events, organizes apparel packages, and pursues various fundraising opportunities throughout the year. The Fundraising Chair is responsible for effective communication between SWE and outside vendors, keeping accurate financial records of purchases, maintaining organized invetory records, and coordinating the shipment and production of large orders.

Mary DeSimone

High School Outreach Co-Chair

The High School Outreach Co-Chairs organize High School Visitation (HSV) in the fall and spring. They work with the VPO to secure program funding and communicate statewide with program participants. Additionally, the High School Outreach Co-Chairs communicate with SWE exec, committees, and volunteers about responsibilities prior to, during, and after events.

Mary is a second year computer engineering student from Charlottesville. She also assists as a teaching assistant in the Introduction to Programming courses for first years. In addition to her academic interests, Mary works with high school and elementary school students teaching arts classes each summer. She hopes to help aspiring students find a major and path that suits them, and respects interests both academic and extracurricular.  

Susan Furlough

High School Outreach Co-Chair

The High School Outreach Co-Chairs organize High School Visitation (HSV) in the fall and spring. They work with the VPO to secure program funding and communicate statewide with program participants. Additionally, the High School Outreach Co-Chairs communicate with SWE exec, committees, and volunteers about responsibilities prior to, during, and after events.

 

Raeann Giannattasio

USTEP Co-Chair

The USTEP Co-Chairs organize the University Student Taught Engineering Program (USTEP) in the spring, an annual event created in 2019.  The USTEP Co-Chairs contact community members and members of the UVA community, work with the VPO to secure program funding, and communicate both locally and state-wide with program participants.

Raeann is a third year aerospace engineer from Central New Jersey (Ask her about bagels and beaches!). Outside of SWE, Raeann is Program Director of From Student to Scientist (FSTS) through Madison House. If she can help young kids realize there's a place for them in the space industry, then she will have had a fulfilling collegiate and professional career.

Rithika Kormath Anand

USTEP Co-Chair

The USTEP Co-Chairs organize the University Student Taught Engineering Program (USTEP) in the spring, an annual event created in 2019.  The USTEP Co-Chairs contact community members and members of the UVA community, work with the VPO to secure program funding, and communicate both locally and state-wide with program participants.

Courtney Kennedy

Elementary & Middle School Outreach Co-Chair

The Elementary and Middle School Outreach Chairs organize Girl Scout Science Exploration day in the fall and Middle School Visitation (MSV) in the spring. They work with the VPO to secure program funding and apply for grants, communicate locally and state-wide with program participants, and builds the SWE network of Elementary/Middle school contacts. Communicates with exec officers, committees, and volunteers about responsibilities prior to, during, and after events.

Haley Knowles

Elementary & Middle School Outreach Co-Chair

The Elementary and Middle School Outreach Chairs organize Girl Scout Science Exploration day in the fall and Middle School Visitation (MSV) in the spring. They work with the VPO to secure program funding and apply for grants, communicate locally and state-wide with program participants, and builds the SWE network of Elementary/Middle school contacts. Communicates with exec officers, committees, and volunteers about responsibilities prior to, during, and after events.

Sarah Rambo

Event Coordinator

The Event Coordinators organize the monthly general body SWE meetings and are responsible for providing refreshments for all relevant SWE events. The Event Coordinators also write letters for tax exemption purposes and pursue discounts from vendors.

Nora Dale

Event Coordinator

The Event Coordinators organize the monthly general body SWE meetings and are responsible for providing refreshments for all relevant SWE events. The Event Coordinators also write letters for tax exemption purposes and pursue discounts from vendors.

Marina Awad

Social Chair

The Social Chair focuses on strengthening the SWE at UVA community by organizing regularly scheduled organization events outside of the Engineering School. These events may include weekly dinners, movie nights, and hikes for students involved with SWE at UVA.

Lauren Gonzalez

Publicity Chair

The Publicity Chair is responsible for informing members about upcoming events  through Facebook events, flyering, and chalking prior to events and taking pictures during events. The Publicity Chair is also is in charge of post-event publicity including recapping events on the organization Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.

Clara Kim

Web Designer

The Web Designer maintains this website and aids the other executive members with events and programs. The Web Designer works with officers (mainly outreach) to establish a timeline of when updates should be made to the website relative to certain events.

Clara is a second year computer science major from Herndon, VA. In her next years at UVA, she hopes to pursue a math minor as well. Outside of SWE, she has played in the First Year Player's pit orchestra and is involved with the Student Game Developers. In her free time, you might catch her drawing, reading, or playing the ukulele. As web designer, she appreciates that you have read this far down the page! If there are any issues with using the site, please feel free to contact her.

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First Year Representative

The First Year Rep position is in place to enhance communication and programming towards first-year SWE members. The Rep works closely with Outreach Chairs, specifically in organizing overnight hosts for High School Visitation. 

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Although this organization has members who are University of Virginia students and may have University employees associated or engaged in its activities and affairs, the organization is not a part of or an agency of the University. It is a separate and independent organization which is responsible for and manages its own activities and affairs. The University does not direct, supervise or control the organization and is not responsible for the organization’s contracts, acts or omissions.